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2020 Faculty Advisory Council

Lois A. Boynton, PhD

Lois Boynton is an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is Public Relations Sequence head and was named to the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. She won the School’s David Brinkley Teaching Award in spring 2007. Her research focuses on ethical decision-making by public relations practitioners, professionalism and social responsibility. Other research interests include agenda building, persuasion, and nonprofit public relations challenges. She has published works in academic journals, including Communication Yearbook, Public Relations Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, PRism, Journal of Promotion Management and The Successful Professor. She also co-authored two book chapters, one on ethics and another on successful teaching techniques.


Eric. T Juengst, PhD (Ex Officio)

Eric Juengst is Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of the South in 1978, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1985. He has taught medical ethics and the philosophy of science on the faculties of the medical schools of the University of California, San Francisco Penn State University, and Case Western Reserve University . From 1990 to 1994, he served as the first Chief of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Branch of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and from 2005-2010 he directed the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law at CWRU, an NIH supported “Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research.”


Marc Lange, PhD (Ex Officio)

Marc Lange is Chair of the Philosophy Department and Theda Perdue Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in philosophy of science and related areas of metaphysics and epistemology, including parts of the philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mathematics. He is the author of numerous books and articles, among them: Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanation in Science and Mathematics (Oxford, 2016), Laws and Lawmakers: Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature (Oxford, 2009), An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics: Locality, Fields, Energy, and Mass (Blackwell, 2002); Natural Laws in Scientific Practice (Oxford, 2000).


Karine Dubé, DrPH

Karine Dubé, DrPH, MPhil (Oxon) is a socio-behavioral researcher and an experienced research program manager. Her current work focuses on integrating biomedical research, empirical ethics, socio-behavioral sciences, public health, and patient engagement in infectious diseases research. Dr. Dubé is an NIH-funded investigator and has worked in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment and cure research, Ebola, malaria, and family planning. Karine teaches global health courses at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, including Global Health Ethics and Critical Issues in Global Health. She published in several major journals, including BMC Medical Ethics, PLoS Medicine, Lancet HIV, and the Journal of the International AIDS Society. She currently serves as Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and Academic Editor for PLoS One.


Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, PhD

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Sayre-McCord works in moral theory with a special interest in questions of objectivity and justification. Widely published, he has an international reputation that has him regularly going overseas to present his work. A three-time recipient of the Tanner Award for Teaching Excellence, he is committed not only to undergraduate teaching but also to teaching in the wider community. Some of Professor Sayre-McCord’s publications include: Criminal Justice and Legal Reparations, in Philosophical Issues (2001); On the Relevance of Ignorance to the Demands of Morality, in Rationality, Rules, and Ideals, edited by Sinnott-Armstrong (2002); Moral Realism, in Oxford Handbook of Moral Theory, edited by Copp (2006); Sentiments and Spectators: Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Judgment, in The Philosophy of Adam Smith, edited by Brown and Fleischacker (2010); and Voting and Causal Responsibility, with Geoff Brennan, in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (in press).


Kimberly Strom, PhD

Dr. Kim Strom is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Dr. Strom teaches in the areas of direct practice, higher education, and human resource management. Her scholarly interests involve ethics, moral courage, and social work education. She is the former chair of the National Association of Social Workers’ National Committee on Inquiry and is active in training, consultation and research on ethics and social work practice. She has written over 60 articles, monographs and chapters on the ethics and practice. She is the author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors: High Stakes and Hard Choices and the forthcoming texts Bulletproof Boards (with Marci Thomas) and Cultivating Courage. Dr. Strom is also the co-author of the texts Direct Social Work Practice and Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource. Dr. Strom currently holds an appointment as the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities Associate Director for the Academic Leadership Program, which helps prepare and support the next generation of academic leaders.


Suzanne Gulledge, PhD

Suzanne A. Gulledge is a professor in the School of Education and directs the Academic Leadership Program in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She chairs the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction and teaches courses in Young Adolescent Development and the Structures of Middle Schooling, Institutional Logics, and Ethics and Education.   Her First Year Seminar, “What’s Schooling Got to do with Getting an Education?” is acclaimed as an innovative featured course in the QEP research on MakerSpaces for experiential learning.  MIndfulness practices and experiential learning are among the pedagogies she studies for teacher preparation and applied ethics. She co-chairs the Carolina Seminar on “Religion and Spirituality in the Contemporary  Research University.”  Gulledge is active in faculty governance and leadership and has been Chair of the Faculty in the School of Education and Chair of the UNC-CH Faculty Assembly Delegation.  She currently chairs the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and serves on the Boards of the Center for Faculty Excellence and Carolina Performing Arts.  She has been a Carolina Engaged Scholar and frequently leads Carolina Study Abroad Programs.  One of her favorite campus activities is being a judge in the Regional and National High School Ethics Bowl competitions.


Sarah Stroud, PhD

Before becoming director of the Parr Center in 2018, Dr. Stroud was a Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where she taught from 1993 to 2018. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (Ph.D.). She works across central areas of moral philosophy, with a particular focus on foundational issues in moral psychology and moral theory and on the intersection of such issues with metaethics and the philosophy of action. She has published papers on such topics as partiality, moral demandingness and overridingness, lying and testimony, practical irrationality, and the moral implications and significance of personal relationships. She co-edited Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality (OUP, 2003) and the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).


Lloyd Kramer, PhD

Lloyd Kramer is the Director Carolina Public Humanities and a Professor of History. He joined the UNC faculty in 1986 and has served on the CPH Faculty Advisory Board, participated in Carolina Public Humanities’ long-range strategic planning, led Executive Seminars on the Humanities at off-campus venues, and directed the History Department’s “Project for Historical Education”—a longtime program of seminars for history teachers in the public schools. He became Director of Carolina Public Humanities in July 2014.

Professor Kramer’s teaching and research focus on Modern European History with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape cultural identities, including the experiences of cross-cultural exchange and the emergence of modern nationalism. Other research and teaching interests deal with the roles of intellectuals in modern societies and the theoretical foundations of historical knowledge. One recurring theme in all of his research and teaching stresses the importance of cross-cultural exchanges in modern world history.


Sreedhari Desai, PhD

Sreedhari Desai is an award-winning, tenured professor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In her research, she explores two of the most important challenges facing modern organizations: how to improve ethicality and how to achieve equity. In her main stream of research, she examines context based interventions aimed at improving ethical decision making. In her other stream of research, she looks at ways organizations can level the playing field for women to create a more equal and better-performing workplace. Sreedhari teaches MBA courses in leadership, management, decision making, and negotiations, and is the faculty chair of the Full Time MBA program. She studies socially charged issues like race, gender, and sexual orientation, and brings these normally undiscussed issues into the MBA classroom. Her goal is to inspire business students to be fearless in tackling important societal issues both inside and outside the classroom.